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Parental Options for Students to Repeat:
SB 1697 - During the recent legislative session, Senate Bill 1697 established new Texas Education Code (TEC), section code 28.02124, Parental Option for Student Retention, which allows parents or guardians to opt to have their child:
- Repeat prekindergarten;
- Enroll in prekindergarten if the child was eligible to enroll in prekindergarten in the previous school year, under TEC, section code 29.153(b), and has not yet enrolled in kindergarten;
- Repeat kindergarten;
- Enroll in kindergarten if the child would have enrolled in kindergarten in the previous school year and has not yet enrolled in first grade;
- For grades one through three, repeat the grade the student was enrolled in the previous school year;
- For grades four through eight, repeat the grade the student was enrolled in during the 2020-2021 school year; and
- For courses taken for high school credit, repeat any course in which the student was enrolled during the 2020-2021 school year.
To learn more, please visit TEA’s Restart Kindergarten or Repeat a Grade or Course webpages. Please note: UIL eligibility may be impacted by repeating a course or grade. Check UIL’s website regularly for updates.
House Bill 4545 recently passed in the 87th Regular Legislative Session. The new statute is effective, as of June 16, 2021, with accelerated instruction practices required during the 2021-2022 school year for all students, based on results from Spring 2021. HB 4545 establishes new requirements for accelerated instruction for students who do not pass the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®). At a high level, the legislation includes:
- Elimination of grade retention and retesting requirements in grades 5 and 8
- For any student who does not pass the STAAR test in grade 3, 5, or 8 in math or reading, districts are required to establish an accelerated learning committee to develop an individual educational plan for the student and monitor progress
- For any student who does not pass the STAAR test in grades 3–8 or STAAR (EOC) end-of-course assessments, accelerated instruction requirements specifying that it must include either:
- Being assigned a classroom teacher who is a certified master, exemplary, or recognized teacher or
- Receiving supplemental instruction (tutoring) before or after school, or embedded in the school day
Supplemental Instruction Requirements:
- Delivers targeted Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)-aligned instruction for the applicable grade level and subject area(s)
- Is provided for no less than 30 hours total
- If a student does not pass the mathematics or reading STAAR, 30 hours of accelerated instruction must be provided for each subject area.
- Is designed to assist the student in achieving satisfactory performance in the applicable grade level and subject area(s)
- Utilizes effective instructional materials designed for supplemental instruction
- Is delivered in a 1-on-1 or small group environment, with no more than 3 students in a small group (or in a larger ratio with permission from all parents or guardians connected to students in the group)
- Is provided by an individual with training in aligned instructional materials and under the LEA’s oversight
- To the extent possible, is provided by one person for the entirety of the student’s supplemental instruction period